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Lab and Computer Guidelines

Computer Ethics MyId: https://myid.uga.edu/

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  • MyID Management - Changing passwords
  • Password Security
  • UGA Computing Policies

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  • PAWS – UGA wireless network, MyID authentication
  • Software Downloads - http://www.uga.edu/sitesoft

Status.uga.edu - good site for campus network problems

Licensing is different depending on the software. Some software is site licensed by the University and is truly available for anyone affiliated with the University to install. These are found at: http://www.uga.edu/sitesoft. Other than sitesoft, lab software is not available for home installation nor is it accessible via the Web. Technology fee money is used to replace all the lab computers
every three years.

GGIT Support Personnel

Dylan Tracy: dtracy@uga.edu (System Administrator)
Robert Phares: rphares@uga.edu (Web Master)

Use of Geography lab computers

  • These are not personal computers but lab computers that are kept standardized for each lab.
  • Each lab does not have the exact same software. This is too expensive to maintain. Generally, older software will not open files from newer software, e.g. MS Office 10 vs MS Office 7.
  • A listing of software in each lab is found below (see Labs and software installations). 
  • Main labs are B27, 119 (graduate lab), 153, 321, 311.
  • Each of the lab doors has keypad access.
  • The schedule for the labs is posted on the door. Please check before entereing.
  • Most of the labs and classrooms have iMacs or Macbooks that dual boot Windows and the MacOS. Lab 153 triple boots Windows, Linux and the MacOS.
  • CD drive is on the side of the iMacs. Power button is on the back lower left of monitor.
  • Log in to the lab computers is through your MyID, MyID password. Third line should say MyID
  • Do not save anything on the MacOS side as all personal files are deleted on logout.
  • Do not store any data on drive C on Windows: Periodically, drive C: will be erased.
  • Do not install programs on the PC without the approval of the GGIT support.
  • Please feel free to email GGIT support with suggestions for software additions to the lab computers. These will be incorporated as possible.
  • Please remember to log off the computer you are using. This will prevent the computer from locking and causing the next user problems.
  • An account for file storage can be set up on the Geography server pangea.ggy.uga.edu. This is network drive is traditionally mapped as an H: drive.
  • Many instructors use the the I: drive on Pangea for classroom data. The computers have geography-I-drive under Programs to map the I: drive as well as MapH&Idrive for both of them.
  • USB thumb drives and external drives are a good idea. Please remember to back up your important data often andkeep at least two separate archives.
  • If a lab computer is not working properly, try rebooting the computer. It is a good idea to reboot the computer before you start especially if you plan to use memory intensive programs such as ArcGIS, Imagine or the Adobe Suite. Since the lab computers are on 24-7, they often get glitches and memory fragmentation from constant use.
  • If a reboot does not help please email one of the GGIT support people.
  • Lab computers run power management software that shuts down the monitor if the computer is not used for a while. If the monitor is black, press the space to reactivate. Sometimes this takes a few minutes. Otherwise check to make sure the CPU unit is on. If it is locked because a user has not logged off, it will take a hard reboot which means holding down the power button until the computer turns off.
  • The lab computers are on the Internet. The departmental server, Pangea, is just one part of the Internet. The lab computers use Pangaea for file sharing. If Pangaea is down, the lab computers can still be used but I: drive cannot be accessed nor will you be able to print. Pangaea being down is different from the network being down.
  • Pangea.ggy.uga.edu is the license server for Feature Analyst, MatLab, Imagine and ArcGIS. There are student versions of ArcGIS available. Mu Lan is the contact faculty: mulan@uga.edu
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Viruses and Hoaxes

  • Every effort is made to keep the lab computers virus protection current. The virus protection used is Trend Micro. Thisprogram is site licensed and is available for staff and students to install on their home computers http://www.uga.edu/sitesoft Please be extremely careful about opening emails that contain attachments since this is amajor way that viruses are spread.
  • Please do not perpetuate the spread of chain letters and/orhoaxes. Many hoaxes continually circulate around the webspread by well-intentioned people. If you receive an emailwarning you about a virus for instance, please make sure thatit is legitimate before emailing this to all of your friends and acquaintances. A couple of URLs to check for hoaxes are:http://urbanlegends.about.com/cs/nethoaxes/index.ht ohttp://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/ o http://www.vmyths.com/ o Orsimply go to the google search site: www.google.comand put the name of the virus in the search box. This shouldpull up some URLs for you to check out.
  • Beware of Phishing Emails! These are emails that try toextract personal information such as passwords and bankaccount number by posing as legitimate identities. Legitimatesources will NEVER ask for usernames and passwords.

Printers

  • Printers cause the most problem in the labs:
  • Most Important: Lab printers are for lab printouts – and not personal use. Be especially careful about printing from the web since many sites contain 10 to 100s of pages!
  • You are welcome to add paper to the printers. If there is no paper, please check with your TA who will supply paper for the lab or check in the main Geography office.
  • There are boxes in each lab for recycling paper. Beware of reusing paper, though, in the printer itself. This can cause jams.
  • Be careful when using transparencies. Only use transparencies rated for that particular printer e.g. transparency for laserprinter, transparency for ink jet.
  • Please do not use the printers as photocopiers. Photocopiers are available in the main Geography office, Rm.204
  • If your print job does not print, please do not continue to resend the job as this indicates a problem with either yourprint job or the printer.
    1. Check to make sure paper is in printer.
    2. Check that printer is on.
    3. Turn printer off and on.
    4. Make sure the toner is not out.
    5. Make sure that you clear your print queue before logging of  the computer.
    6. Clearing Print Queue
    7. Check the printer by clicking on Start -> Printers and Faxes.Then double click on Printer that you sent your job to. Delete all entries and try resending the job.PLEASE INFORM GGIT SUPPORT OF ANY PROBLEMS (or suggestions).
    8. We do not check individual computers for problems. If you are having a problem then the next person will too. Please email kblane@uga.edu

Food and drink

  • Do not eat or drink around the lab computers
  • Please clean up after yourself as a courtesy of the next user. The janitors are reluctant to clean around the computers in the lab for fear of disturbing the equipment.
  • Please do not assume that someone will clean up after you.

Screen cleaner

There are cloths available to clean the monitors especially the iMac computers.

Backup important files

If your data is important to you, be sure to back it up, especially on your carrel computers. DO NOT STORE ANYTHING ON C: DRIVE. The C: drive on the computer with a duplicate drive image periodically erases drive.

Support and training

  • Ggyfac- l@listserv.uga.edu
  • Ggystf-l@listserv.uga.edu
  • Ggygrd- l@listserv.uga.edu
  • Ggyugrd-l@listserv.uga.edu
  • Computer courses are offered through Training and Development. Graduate students are allowed to take these ifnot filled by the staff. http://www.busfin.uga.edu/staff.
  • Training and Development also offers videos and CDs for check and training. Please do not expect the GGIT support to have in-depth knowledge of each piece of software.
  • There are resources available to you as graduate students with approval from your major professor. These include laptops, digital camera and digital camcorder. Most of these are for short term checkout – two weeks. Check with support for longer term checkouts

General information for Graduate Students

 

  • Graduate carrel lock combinations change once a semester. You will be notified before the change occurs. You can alsorequest a change.
  • The graduate carrels are Rm. 120, 149, B30 and B31
  • Most software on the lab computers is purchased.
  • Licensing is different depending on the software. Some software is site licensed by the University and is truly available for anyone affiliated with the University to install. These are found at: http://www.uga.edu/sitesoft
  • Other than sitesoft, lab software is not available for home installation nor is it accessible via the Web.
  • Technology fee money is used to replace all the lab computers every three years.
  • All the lab computers are then reused in the carrels or surplused.
  • Anything we a UGA control number can not be sold or given away.
  • Anything that does not can be loaned out, e.g. monitors, printers.

 

Labs and software installations

All the computers contain the following utilities:

  • Adobe Reader
  • Filezilla FTP
  • Firefox
  • Google Earth
  • ImgBurn
  • Java
  • Media Player
  • Quicktime
  • Skype
  • VLC (Video LAN)
  • 7-Zip

B27—Geosciences Learning Center Computer Laboratory

Lab B27 is shared lab by Geology and Geograghy. It is accessible to undergraduate and graduate geography/geology majors in the department and to others students in geography/geology classes which currently use the room for instruction.  .

  • Earth's Dynamic Surface*
  • Earthviews*
  • GA Environmental dataset (v.1)*
  • GA Interactive Atlas*
  • Plate Tectonics 2.0*
  • Topo Maps 1.1*

*Software that is not installed as a standard item on all lab computers.

Lab 119 - Graduate Student Word Processing Laboratory

  • Adobe CS4 Suite (Photoshop Illustrator)
  • ArcGis 10
  • Arcview 3.3
  • Endnote X5
  • JMP 8.02 Data Analysis
  • Leica Geosystem Imagine 10
  • MS Office 10

*Software that is not installed as a standard item on all lab computers.

153— General Purpose Computer Laboratory - Dual Boot Windows XP / Fedora 8

Lab 153 is accessible to undergraduate and graduate geography majors in the department and to students in geography classes which currently use the room for instruction. The room is set up for projection of computer screens, overhead transparencies or slides, and may be reserved for instructional labs.

  • ArcGIS 10
  • Arcview 3.3 + extensions
  • Endnote X5
  • FrontPage 2003
  • Open Geo Da*
  • Leica Geosystems ERDAS Imagine 10*
  • Libre Office 3.3
  • MS Office 10
  • Plate Tectonics*
  • Stata 10*
  • Stat Transfer*

*Software that is not installed as a standard item on all lab computers.

311—Advanced GIS / Remote Sensing Computer Laboratory

  • Adobe CS4 Suite (Photoshop Illustrator)
  • ArcGis 10
  • Arcview 3.3
  • Endnote X4
  • Leica Geosystem Imagine 10
  • LIDAS Reader for ArcGIS 10
  • LPS 10
  • MS Office 10

321—Computer Cartography / GIS Laboratory

  • Adobe Design Standard CS4 - Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Indesign CS4*
  • Adobe Flash CS3 Pro*
  • Arc GIS 10, Desktop and Workstation VBA Resources
  • ArcView 3.3 + extensions
  • Endnotes X5
  • Feature Analyst 5
  • Golden Grapher 6*
  • Libre Office 3.3
  • LIDAR Analyst 5
  • LIDAR Recorder for ArcGIS 10
  • Leica GeosystemsGIS (Imagine 10, LPS 10)
  • Map Publisher*
  • Map Viewer 7*
  • MS Office 2010 – Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Net Support Schoool, Access, Publisher
  • Quick Terraing Reader
  • Surfer 8
  • TransCAD 4.7 – needs hardware key*

Support personnel

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Andersen Theresa

Lecturer

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Abalo, Marielle

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Keegan, Caroline

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Debbage, Neil

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Mattingly, Kyle

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Williams,Castle

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Will, Rachel

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Wood, Jason

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McGibbon, Jennifer

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Zhang, Xuan

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Cai, Wuyang

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Rosen, Josh

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Hafley, Taylor

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Urban Geography, GIS, Inequality, Segregation, Housing

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Harris, Kelly

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Fan, Qinjin

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Gambill, Jill

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Aiello, Daniela

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Urban Geography, Gentrification, Food

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McCombs, Jonathon

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Donajkowski, Emily

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Freeman Nathan

Student Advisor

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Wang Li

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Birch, Suzanne

Assistant Professor

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Zooarchaeology
Stable isotope analysis
Climate change
Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
Paleozoogeography
Human paleoecology
Hunter-gatherer mobility and subsistence
Mesolithic/Neolithic transition
Balkan, Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Southwest Asian archaeology
Women in archaeology
Digital archaeology
Open access publication/open data

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Alfonso, Mariana

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Xu, Wenjing

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Miller, Paul

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Sneegas, Gretchen

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Xiaonan Xie

IT Professional Specialist

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Claire Bolton

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Zhu, Linli

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Mertzlufft, Caitlin

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Hardy, Dean

PhD Student

Research Interests

Human-Environment Interactions; Political Ecology; Qualitative GIS; Hazards & Vulnerability; Climate Change & Sea-Level Rise

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Anderson, Lauren

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Sorrells, Robert

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Research Interests

Geomorphology
-Hydraulic Geometry Relationships (Changes in bankful characteristics in Urbanized/Rural settings)
-Planform (Understanding causes of Anabranching in Piedmont streams)
-Flow Modeling (Understanding flood level flow characteristics)
-In-Channel Depositional Features (Understanding sediment storage capacity and longevity)

Military Geography (side interest in Geopolitics and force projection)

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Rackley, Jared

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Pruitt, Carson

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Johnson, Brad

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Williams, Brian

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Rincon Villegas, Adriana

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Pettersen, Christian

T.A.

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Politics of memory; violence and power; state theory; landscapes as text; Foucauldian Discourse Analysis; Latin America

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Hysjulien, Aidan

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Stewart, Alan

Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

The general area of Alan Stewart's research involves the psychology of weather and climate. He is interested in investigating the contributions of the natural and social environment and ecology to human well-being. This research focus also includes prevention of harm due to natural disasters and the use of human-scaled interactions with the natural environment to maintain or restore psychological health.

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Wagner, Sara

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Research Interests

Cancer Epidemiology
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Epidemiology

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Shannon, Jerry

Limited-term Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Food justice, Food deserts, Social determinants of health, Urban development, Political geography, Mixed methods research, Critical GIS

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Pickren, Graham

Research Interests

My intellectual interests are based in a simple question: what are the processes through which humans transform their environments into things that sustain them, and what are the implications of those processes? Geography provides a rich tradition and foundation from which to approach this broad question. One particular stand within this tradition that I find useful is that of political ecology, a framework that fundamentally understands human and environmental questions as deeply imbricated with one another. Without imposing disciplinary dogma on political ecology, I find that it allows me to understand these processes of material transformation not only through the lens of geographic political economy, which investigates questions of labor, value, growth, and inequality, but through examining cultural practices of knowledge production and representation.

Starting with this set of interests and political ecology as an intellectual framework, my empirical work broadly engages with notions of sustainability and the "greening" of economies. A political ecology approach to sustainability means that efforts to create a more "sustainable" world have to be understood not simply as driven by technological change, but as questions of democratically engaging with how we choose to transform our environments.

The empirical "cut" I take towards investigating the political economic, cultural, and material processes of the transforming nature is to examine the production, consumption, and disposal of commodities. More specifically, my dissertation research focused on efforts to govern the flows of used electronics, or e-waste, through global networks of recycling, re-use, and disposal. I examine efforts by institutional actors within the U.S. to create mechanisms of coordinating these flows with the intent of maximizing the safe recovery of value from these items through recycling, while also mitigating the potential hazards that come along with mishandling these ubiquitous objects. I completed my dissertation in May 2013.

Building on this work, my current research traces the political-economy of the massive energy flows that power the transmission of digital data. The New York Times recently reported that data centers and servers waste up to 90% of the energy they use, and communities with low-cost energy have recently become hotbeds for agglomerations of data centers. Servers are the backbone of communication technology, yet their political infrastructure and material impacts remain largely unexplored. Mapping out where this infrastructure is, where and how it draws energy, and the economic and environmental impacts on communities remains a crucial task for the next century.

More generally, I work in the areas of political ecology, political geography, resource geography, nature-society studies, and environmental justice studies.

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Hopkins, Stan

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Bellamy, Amy

Graduate Program Administrator

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Wang, Yaoli

MS student

Research Interests

GIS in transportation network analysis, urban transportation simulation, human mobility studies with mobile devices (i.e., cell phone, GPS, etc.), transportation planning and public health.

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Sanchez, Cory

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Remillard, Caren

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Padgett-Vasquez, Steve

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McLeod, Jordan

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He, Jiaying

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Remote Sensing, LiDAR, environmental and urban applications

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Ghosh, Shuvankar

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Research Interests

Remote Sensing of Vegetation, Landscape Ecology, Land Use and Habitat Dynamics, Ecology of Wetlands, Carbon Sequestration, Niche Modeling, Plant-Animal Interactions

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Ganguly, Jayanta

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Debbage, Neil

Teaching Assistant

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Urban Climate Systems, GIS, Spatial Metrics, Remote Sensing

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Cameron, Sean

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Astuti, Ike

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Mishra, Deepak

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Application of geospatial science including remote sensing, GIS, and GPS to coastal environments.
My broad research interests are:
Remote Sensing of Wetlands Health, Productivity, and Carbon Sequestration
Remote Sensing of Water Quality (Inland Waters, Estuaries, Coastal, and Open Ocean Waters)
Remote Sensing in Monitoring Global Climate Change
Ocean Optics and Satellite Oceanography
Cyber-innovated Environmental Sensing, Monitoring, and Modeling

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Hauer, Matthew

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Wu, Jiaying

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Paleoenvironmental/paleoclimate Reconstructions
My master's thesis is titled as "Chironomid-based thermal reconstruction for the past 3000 years in southern highlands of Costa Rica" (Two publications are coming soon).
I am currently interested in paleotempestology, looking for some new proxies to better reflect the paleo-hurricane records in the southeastern United States.

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Cook, Sara

Senior Director of Development

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Pandit, Kavita

Associate Provost for International Education, Professor

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Third World Development, Population and Migration

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Yang, Wei

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GIScience; Social Media; Volunteered Geographic Information; Crowdsourcing; Data Mining; Quantitative methods; Health Geography

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Williams, Marcus

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Wei, Xuebin

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Wang, Lixin

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Quaternary climate history and causes of climate change
Geomorphology
Geochemistry

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Vercoe, Richard

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Van Sant, Levi

Research Assistant, Center for Integrative Conservation Research

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Political Ecology; Science and Technology Studies; Race and Nature; Food and Agriculture; Postcolonial Studies

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Steacy, Chad

Research Interests

My research takes shape around the concepts of “place”, community, stigma, and social difference. I’m interested in theorizing localized economic and/or cultural decline in North American communities – in particular the set of social forces that seem to arbitrarily reinforce or reverse the decay that these once-prosperous places now suffer. By examining the discourse that permeates declining places, I hope to arrive at a more culturally nuanced understanding of the processes of uneven development.

I see the primary importance of this research in the political possibilities it may serve. People who have established their lives in a particular location have inherently contributed to the “making of place”; places should therefore be seen as products of creative human labor, both materially and socially. When investment pulls out – leaving these people and places to fend for themselves – capitalism’s alienation of the fruits of labor from the laborer makes itself intimately known on an extensive spatial scale. I hope my research will help us better comprehend what decline means; why some declining places revitalize, others gentrify, and still others continue to decline; and most importantly, how communities in decline can stop the process as well as envision recovery alternatives that avoid the trap of returning to an unstable capitalist model of development.

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Shaw, Alana

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Schroeder, Amanda

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Roberts, Shadrock

PhD Candidate and Senior GIS Analyst at USAID

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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia’s Department of Geography where I study the use of geospatial tools and volunteered geographic information for humanitarian operations. The substantive nature of my work is a geographic approach to studying refugee and internally displaced populations. Past and current projects include collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Stand By Task Force, local NGOs, and affected communities. I am currently working at USAID to stand up the agency's new GeoCenter.

Specialties:
Project design & management, strategic planning, remote sensing, GIS and GPS training, geovisualization. Strategic planning for volunteered geographic information data collection and reach-back to technical volunteer communities. Languages: fluent FR, basic ES

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Richard, Roland A.

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Ramseyer, Craig

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Qureshi, Aneela

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Presotto, Andrea

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I am working on my second Ph.D., focusing on spatial cognition in nonhuman animals. For the past eight years I have been using geospatial technologies to study and elucidate the mechanisms of orientation of Capuchin monkeys (Sapajus nigritus and Sapajus libidinosus) in diverse Brazilian landscape: rain forest and savanna. My current research involves spatial and visual cognition in Brazilian capuchins, and African elephants (Loxodonta africana), at Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Pasqua, Alessandro

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Parker, Lowery

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Food and agricultural politics, sovereignty and state theory, political ecology of development

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O’Hare, Nancy

PhD Candidate/Wormsloe Fellow

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Remote sensing for natural resources management
Biogeography

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Milligan, Richard

PhD Candidate, Instructor

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-Environmental Justice; Race, Nature, and Politics of Difference; Social Natures; Environmental Social Movements; Political Ecology; Literary Environmentalism; Rivers
-Critical Race Theory; Biopolitics; Anti-Racism; Whiteness; Race, Nature and the State
-Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, First Nations and Development in British Columbia; Politics of Indigenous Knowledge; 18th-Century European Natural History and Travel Writing
-Feminist Materiality; Ontological Politics; Elizabeth Grosz; Michel Foucault; Giorgio Agamben; Gilles Deleuze; Participatory Research; Ethnography; Genealogy

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McDonald, Jacob M.

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Lash, R. Ryan

PhD Student and ORISE Fellow at CDC

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I am interested in the ways in which geography can contribute to our understanding of human health. Most of my research thus far has focused on the utilization of geospatial tools and techniques for the study of zoonotic disease ecology. I have a strong interest in understanding the geographic information component inherent in our knowledge about public health and disease. I also have expertise in cartographic visualization and production for print and electronic reproduction. Please see my CV for a comprehensive list of my professional qualifications and accomplishments.

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Kohl, Ellen

Research Interests

• Environmental Policy;
• Environmental Justice;
• Nature – Society Interactions;
• Social Movement Theory
• Critical Social Theory
o Inequality;
o Race/Ethnicity;
o Feminism.

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KC, Binita

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Worley, Jane

Senior Accountant

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Scott, Loretta D.

Business Manager I

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Phares, Robert G.

Web Developer

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Husebo, Michael

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Labor; Political Economy; Migration; Social movements

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Holdridge, Genevieve

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Chapura, Mitchell

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Black, Alan

Research Interests

Winter Hazard Climatology
Assessment of Winter Hazard Vulnerability
Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) Forecasting
Forecaster Decision Making During Severe Weather
Tornado Debris Distributions
Climatology of High Wind

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Duggar, Emily M.

Administrative Assistant II

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Coffee, Emily M.

Administrative Assistant II

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Akers, Pete

PhD Student

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Determining climatological and environmental changes via multiple proxies (with a focus on speleothems) during the Holocene and Quaternary epochs, emphasizing the impact of these changes on human history and biological systems.

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Strother, Christopher

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Passive and active remote sensing for human and environmental applications.

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Snow, Emily

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Howerton, Gloria

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Haskett, Danielle

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Purdum, Leanne

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Bolton, Claire